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Immunology Service

Immunology Service

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Immunology Section, Clinical Labs

  • 185 Berry St, Suite 290
  • San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Phone: 415-353-1712
  • Fax: 415-353-1281


The Immunology section of the Clinical Labs provides testing in a variety of areas including: serum protein quantification, autoimmune disease testing, immunology testing, infectious disease serologic testing, HIV and hepatitis viral load testing, and flow immunophenotyping. Most of our testing is antibody-based and utilizes a variety of methodologies including nephelometry, enzyme-linked immunoassays, flow cytometry, indirect immunofluorescence, bDNA analysis, and hybrid capture technology.


Immunology Services
Service Name Mission Bay Moffitt Mt. Zion SFGH VAMC

Autoimmune disease testing

Covering a wide range of autoimmune diseases including ANA testing and specific autoantibody testing (e.g. Sm, SSA, SSB, gliadin)

Yes Yes

Infectious disease serologies

Testing for either exposure to or infection with a variety of infectious agents including HIV, CMV, viral hepatitis, syphilis, rubella, and varicella.

Yes Yes

Flow cytometry

For immunophenotyping leukemia and lymphoma, monitoring peripheral blood lymphocyte counts (e.g. CD4/CD8 counts), and neutrophil function (neutrophil oxidative index, NOI)

Yes Yes

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